It is a regular problem of a certain group of parents whose children would not sleep easily. The habit develops from an early age and remains life-long, which leads to certain health problems in the long run.
If they go to bed late the following morning they cannot wake up early and therefore remains tired and cranky throughout the day. So here is a list of ways, which you can go by to develop the healthier habit of sleeping early.
Develop A Routine:
The parent themselves must abide by the routine of sleeping on time. From them the children would develop and learn. They should make the kids understand the benefits of sleeping soon. The dinner followed by of cleaning and brushing the teeth if maintained by the parents the kids are bound to learn too.
Do not encourage Breaking of Rules:
The parents should allot the bedtime and they should stick to it. To complete the homework and to sleep on time ought to be made understood to the kids by the parents. They should not encourage habits like watching television till late, surfing on the Internet or playing with the phone, the habits, which kid these days, are addicted to. Inculcating the value of obedience and good behavior are thus important. Cheat days are allowed once in a while but very rarely and they should not be encouraged on a regular basis.
At times children are afraid to sleep alone or they need to be lulled to sleep. In this case the bedtime stories can come to the rescue. To get rid of the fears in very young children and also to develop a sense of positive attitudes stories help a great deal. The little kids imagine themselves as a part of the story and it also develops in them a sense of reading as a habit in future.